Signs that Something Is Wrong with Your Client

Article by Justine Melton, Reiki Rays

When I started practicing Reiki on clients it took me quite a while to build confidence in my abilities and be comfortable with the fact that I was really helping people to heal. Reiki was so amazing with the deep relaxation it provided that I was in awe of it for quite some time. While in the middle of a Reiki session I would often times get messages about things that were bothering the client or where their pain was coming from. It took me awhile to actually trust these messages.

I can remember one holiday event in which I was showed a sign that ended up giving me total trust in my abilities. I was at my uncle’s house celebrating the American Thanksgiving with friends and family. While there I was introduced to my uncle’s brother who I had only seen once before as a small child. He was a perfectly nice man, well dressed and in his early 50’s. The odd thing about it was that when I looked at him it was like his entire presence was faded to me. It was as if I was looking at everyone else in color and yet he was in black and white. I didn’t understand it at the time and just brushed it off.

A few days later I found out from my uncle that his brother had suddenly and unexpectedly died of what they believed was complications with his diabetes. I immediately got goose bumps and decided from that point forward that I was going to work hard to understand the signs I was being given as a Reiki Practitioner and to stop ignoring them. I in no way believe that I could have changed the outcome for this dear man as I feel this was his exit point but it was however, my sign to trust what I am seeing.

Sunset Peak,Hong Kong
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Every Reiki Practitioner is different in how they receive signs of what is wrong with their client. Here are some basic things that are routine signs for me. It is my hope that some of them may be the same for you and that it will offer other Practitioners confidence in that yes they are really receiving signs!

Broken Heart

If a client has a broken heart or has something that is troubling their heart I feel a deep stabbing pain in my own heart and then feel my heart drop. This is my sign to give extra attention to a client’s heart chakra.


If a client has pain in any part of their body I am usually able to pick it up in the full body scan that I do at the start of the Reiki session. My hands feel a burning sensation in whatever area the client has pain. For example, if a client has knee pain I will generally feel burning around their knees.

Unsure of having Reiki

If a client wants a Reiki session but is scared of what I will pick up or is very unsure of if they actually want to experience the session then during the session I will feel that my hands are being gently pushed away by an invisible force.

An area that needs extra care

If a client is in need of more healing in a specific area I will feel like my hands are being pulled to that specific area like a magnet.


Be open to any messages you feel you are getting for your client. Sometimes you will have a weird thought or feel emotions that aren’t yours. These are generally messages for your client or you are picking up your clients emotions. For instance one time I was doing a session on a man where I kept hearing the words, “you are blowing up like a whale, hahaha.” This was driving me nuts during the whole session and was making it very hard for me to concentrate to the point where I finally decided to mention it to my client. Instead of the client thinking that I was crazy or mean spirited they thanked me and said that was the exact sign they had asked for from their father!

Above all be open and allow yourself to trust whatever signs you are given. They could make a big difference in your own life as well as that of your clients! Wishing you all love and light.

Justine Melton

Justine Melton is a Reiki Master/Teacher and an Intuitive Counselor. Reiki came into her life a few years ago and changed it in amazing ways. It is her passion now to bring Reiki to others and help them to heal in a holistic way. Justine is lucky enough to be an Empath, Clairaudient, Clairsentient, and Clairvoyant. She is able to use these gifts with Reiki if asked to give extra messages during a session for the client’s highest good. Justine believes that love is the greatest healing energy. She has founded a holistic healing association called Amore Holistic Health Group where people can go and choose from a variety of different healing modalities.


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